DETROIT – A man wrongly convicted in a 1999 murder in Detroit has filed a lawsuit asking for $100 million.
Justly Johnson and Kendrick Scott spent nearly 20 years behind bars for a crime they didn't commit. Johnson has filed the lawsuit against two retired Detroit police detectives.
The two men were convicted in a Mother's Day murder of Lisa Kindred. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office dismissed the charges on Nov. 28, 2018.
- Scott and Johnson sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Lisa Kindred on Mother's Day in 1999.
- Prosecutor's office dismissed charges Nov. 28, 2018.
- Lawsuit for $100 million filed Tuesday.
"It hurts my soul because I was innocent," Johnson said.